Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Bogs of northern North America, Europe and Asia
Zones: 2-6 (2-9)
Drosera anglica, the Great or English Sundew is a large sundew (2"-6") from northern circumpolar regions. Its paddle-shaped leaves are lime green with long red sticky tentacles. It prefers growing in and among sphagnum moss, where it keeps up with the fast growth of the moss. It does well growing with other bog plants, where it receives mottled sunlight. It does not tolerate temperatures over 80°F very well. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Fall. It forms a hairless winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to September. It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habitat. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage). It is wide-spread in its range through North America and Europe. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.
Plants shipped bare-root, wrapped in sphagnum moss. In their dormant season, they will be shipped as dormant hibernacula. Photographs are representative of the species and not the plant shipped.
Height: 2" - 6+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix or Live Sphagnum Moss
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It must be provided dormancy.